Elizabeth Brown: Rural Electrification, Wed. May 24 - Sat. May 27, Brooklyn, NY

Posted: 5/11/2006 5:10:17 PM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Another landmark NYC theremin event is coming very close now and I haven't seen it bubble up to the front page yet so I'm re-posting it here.

Four nights and a comission too!!! That's great for a theremin based event anywhere. I heard an instrumental excerpt of this at the last NYTS event and it was beautiful. With that and what's come out on Spellbound I have to confess I'm an Elizabeth Brown fan now.


XØ Projects Inc presents Rural Electrification, a
chamber opera for voice, theremin and recorded sound
by Elizabeth Brown, performed by Stephanie Skaff and
Elizabeth Brown (theremin) with video by Lothar

Where: The Sanctum at The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street at Third Avenue, by the Gowanus Canal
in Brooklyn
4 Performances - Wed. May 24 through Sat. May 27 at 8
Running time approximately 55 minutes
General admission $15, seniors and students with ID
Reservations are encouraged - email

Subway: F/G to Carroll St: Walk East down Third St
over Gowanus Canal bridge to Third Ave. M/R to Ninth
St: Walk North on Fourth Ave, turn West on Third St to
Third Ave.

For additional information, and for a link to sound
excerpts from the piece, please visit

Commissioned by the Barlow Foundation, Rural
Electrification explores the advent of electricity in
rural America, which arrived decades after American
cities were electrified. A young woman reveals her
hopes, dreams and fears of what electricity, as
portrayed by the theremin, will mean for herself, her
family, and their prospects in the world.


Posted: 5/11/2006 10:37:28 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005

This is likely to be a great experience. Elizabeth Brown is a fine composer and Thereminist.

Since I live halfway across the USA, I can't make the live performance. Fortunately, Elizabeth is getting airplay on Spellbound.
Posted: 5/20/2006 10:21:22 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

It's coming up this week.
When are NYC/Brooklyn-there-mites going?
I'll probably make the frodoian treck out of Manhattan Friday or Sat.

I hope JB considers putting this on the home page.
I'll add posts to keep bubbling this up in the sidebar.
Posted: 5/24/2006 9:33:41 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Oh Boy! She opens tomorrow!
[bubble-up, bubble-up, bubble-on-up to the home page...]
So, who else is going? Will I see you Friday, I'll be wearing black :~)
Well, as it turns out I switched my tickets so I could go to Armen's show on Friday, then Sat. didn't work out and I missed it. :~(
Yeah, I know, after all this PR work too, ah well.

Can some one post a report of what is was like?

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